They knew their superstar teammate would continue to create more opportunities for them – and they did their jobs when he did.
Doncic scored 41 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds, and made three three-pointers in overtime to send the Mavericks to a 129-125 victory over the team. Brooklyn Networks Thursday night.
“We’re just trying to do our best to make his job a lot easier on the ground when he’s giving the ball, and the only way you can do that is to drop shots and take them with theatrical confidence.” Tim Hardaway Jr.. He said.
Doncic found Hardaway, maxi clipper and Bullock’s 3-second overtime period as Dallas built a nine-point lead en route to his first road win of the season.
“Obviously Luca is probably the best player to take shots and take shots when they count, but he also knows when to play basketball right,” Kleber said. “And especially when we got to overtime, they were really aggressive with him and he made the right play, I don’t know, three or four times in a row. We got really hot and made all those shots.”
Doncic had two baskets in overtime on his way to becoming the 10th player in NBA history with three three-pointers from 40 points.
Keri Irving scored 39 points and Kevin Durant He had 37 players from the Nets, who faced some of the most dynamic NBA players this week and were falling short each time. first was Ja Morante With 38 points in Memphis and then Giannis Antikonmo With 43 on a Wednesday night in Milwaukee.
This time it was Doncic, who scored more than 30 points in each of his first three games and now has his first 40-point game of the season, with his lead in the middle, looking open around him.
“When we attack the paint, we are a very dangerous team,” Doncic said.
The nets fell to 1-4.
“It felt like we did some good things tonight but it just wasn’t good enough,” Irving said.
The game was delayed briefly in overtime when a fan threw what appeared to be a glass of ice that had fallen onto the field near the Dallas bench.
The Movs led two with less than a minute left in regulation and appeared to have a locking basket when Durant was called up to goalie on Doncic’s campaign. But the call was canceled on return, allowing networks to connect when Ben Simmons He stole the ball from Doncic and set Durant back to sink it with 8.8 seconds remaining.
Doncic passed to Bullock on the next possession but his jump from the corner missed.
But Doncic scored 16 seconds in overtime to give the Mavs a forever lead, then found Hardaway for 3. After Irving made two free throws, Kleber and Bullock hit 3s in a row to make the score 123-114.
Simmons finished with seven points, eight rebounds, and four assists. He reached the highest level of his season in terms of points despite hitting a volley in a short attempt in the first half.
Mavericks: Dallas started a five-game home game that ends in a rematch with the Nets on November 7… Hardaway scored 18 points after missing a loss in New Orleans on Tuesday due to a sore right foot.
Nets: G Seth Carrey, who has not played this season while recovering from left ankle surgery, trained with the Nets’ G League on Thursday. Coach Steve Nash said he’s getting close to playing and the team will see how it feels on Friday.
Mavericks: Hosts Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Nets: Open a two-game series against Indiana on Saturday.
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